Getting a 5-Star Review Just Got Harder

As some of you may know, I typically publish my initial review reactions to a wine on the Vivino app. Then I hone them a bit before porting them over here to Winepisser. Well, Vivino just upgraded their rating system to allow for more incremental ratings. Whereas you...

Matayac Malbec – France – 2019

November spawned a monster. Nose has earth, soil, bell pepper and eucalyptus. Flavor notes include basement must, black cherry. Super smooth tannins shows just how France does Malbec as compared to California cousins of the same age. Witchcraft maybe? This is a...

Philippe Dreschler Sylvaner – France – 2018

Minor league baller on the way up. Easy drinking but with 13% alcohol points to how mischievous those Alsatians can be. Nose is faint apple, tongue is a bit stronger of the same, but very, very subtle. Some slight citric tang, but only barely. Medium sugar. Very...

Château Ferrande Graves – France – 2016

That new politician has great oratory, but needs more time on the stump. Rich but still not as soft as it will be someday. Nose has some earth and leather, and palate is black cherry and slight wood. Reliable example of Graves region of Bordeaux. The grapes are Merlot...

Épico Sauvignon Blanc – Argentina – 2021

That politician’s autobiography was exactly how you expected, and not a bit better. Middling Sauvignon blanc that hits the usual notes of lemon and citrus but without much else. Faint nose and short finish make this forgettable, but it’s not all bad if you...